The story focuses on Jackson Pollock's life in 40's, He was a talented painter but a bit of drunkard. It wasn't until Lee Krasner showed up at his door that his life suddenly got better but as his fame grew so did some old demons. The movie looks at the good and bad times of one of america's most prolific painters.
This is a film that is more than just a film on art but on a man who could kill his habits that made him a difficult individual to be around and deal with. Really interesting relationship between lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock. Krasner was I think just seemingly impressed and curious by him at first and then it turned into what many of you may already know about the two. tremendous chemistry between harris and harden. Nothing short of spectacular. Their argument scene near the end when he is mad drunk was just greatly acted. they need to do another film together
ed harris was superb here acting wise. I heard that this was a major passion project from him and I believe it. He really took the time to mold this character this man into his own portrayal and take and the results are just magnificent. All his inner struggles were so well portrayed. One of Ed Harris's most ambitious and well crafted performances to date. Marcia gay harden gave a sublime performance here. she was unique in the sense that she was straightforward with him but also knew she had a responsibility of keeping him on a narrow path so he could display his art to the world. However she finds out over time that he is one hell of a mess to try and keep together for so long
I was surprised to see Ed Harris was the director here, very nice job. very documentary like at times. Got to give props to the well written script here kudos to the two writers. the overall mood shows us that the film is a deep look into the man personally but also look into the brilliance of his talents
Pollock is fantastic biopic film that is really underated. Great job mr. Harris!
This movie could have been brilliant if it chose the right protagonist: Jackson Pollock's wife Lee Krasner. Marcia Gay Harden's performance made her character more relevant than anything Jackson did on this screen. This movie offered nothing in the way of narrative or insight into the abstract work of Pollock, and the poor script contributed to a giant waste of time. It wasn't a layered look at mental illness, nor was it an examination of modern art. Besides Harden, nothing, and I mean nothing in this movie is worth watching.